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Although 83% of residents in the average nursing facility are vaccinated, only 61% of a home's workers are likely to be.
Some scientists see the announcement is rash and based on weak evidence, and they worry it could undercut confidence in vaccines with no clear benefit of controlling the pandemic.
Even though the CDC recommends "universal indoor masking" in schools regardless of vaccination status, schools across the country are not embracing mask requirements.
White House officials emphasized that the rollout of boosters was pending review of evidence by the FDA and the CDC.
Boosting COVID-19 vaccination rates in rural America is now less a problem of access and more an issue of trust.
Employers, fearing a backlash, frame the policy as a choice, with both sides of the equation seen as effective in reducing the spread of COVID.
State and local health departments are trying to build back operations with depleted resources, as COVID fatigue among their workers and the public alike complicate those efforts.
Experts say it's more plausible that the annoyances of masking could distract from in-class lessons and make it harder to hear other students or the teacher.
The options are slim for people who suffer rare life-altering injuries after a COVID shot — a problem whose significance has grown as states and the federal government ponder vaccination mandates
A White House press conference Wednesday is expected to address boosters.